Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Orbis Terrarum Challenge
Dang, I've gotten myself into another one. But I was just saying to myself the other day that I mostly read female American and British authors and I should really break out of that. And then I found this one from a link at A Novel Challenge!
So, the challenge is to read 9 books by 9 authors, each from a different country (country of birth rather than current residence/setting of the book). Since I have so many challenges on, a few of the books are going to have to be overlapping and still American/British, but at least I'll get a few new countries/authors in.
Here's the list so far (it's subject to change):
1. Fashionably Late by Nadine Dajani (Lebanon)
2. Indie Girl by Kavita Daswani (Hong Kong)
3. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay (Canada)
4. Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy (Ireland)
5. On Beauty by Zadie Smith (England)
6. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Iran)
7. Theft: a love story by Peter Carey (Australia)
8. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (Germany)
9. Silk by Alessandro Baricco (Italy)